Sun, Nov 13, 2022

Refined by OR Defined by

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Do trials define you or refine you? What makes the difference? The difference has a lot to do with our sense of identity. Is our identity built on things that can be taken away, or is our identity built on things which we cannot lose? Join us as Pastor Bruce talks about building a resilient identity.
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  1. God’s ____________ in the _________
    • James 1:2-4
    • Romans 5:1-8
  2. Refuse to ________ __________
    • 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
    • How?
      • 4:16-18
  3. Grace is ________________ 2 Corinthians 11:23-29
    • How?
      • 12:9-10
  4. Owning My _______________________
    • 1 Corinthians 15:9-10
    • A_______________
    • A_______________
    • A_______________

Resilience is developed as I reckon with my past by rooting my identity in Christ and His grace.

 Life Application Questions:

  1. How are the concepts of identity and resilience connected?

  2. What are the different things we build our identity around? Which ones can be taken from us? Which ones can’t?

What are different ways to center our identity on Christ? How can we intentionally develop the resilience of a Christ-centered identity?